Judaism & Women’s Studies: Gender and Liturgy

February 2, 2021 | Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D. Shani Ben-Or

How has gender played a role in Jewish liturgy and worship throughout the ages? In this survey of Jewish history examining women as worshippers, the presence of women in the synagogue, and gender-related aspects of liturgical law and lore, discover how contemporary understandings of gender may affect our liturgical language.

For more information about Rabbi Marx’s work on Women's Prayers & Women "Pray-ers” presented by the Pardes Iinstitute, the Sidney and Miriam Brettler Memorial Lecture Series:

Part one: Women's Prayers in the Bible and Second Temple Time - youtube.com/watch?v=q2sRDdNF1pk&t=525s

Part two: Women's Prayers in the Classical Rabbinic Era and in the Middle Ages - youtube.com/watch?v=Gz5UDlFMp4c&t=2139s

Part Three: Women's Prayers in Early Modernity and the Challenges of Modernity - youtube.com/watch?v=PuqQ1SuT0rk&t=1939s

Rabbi Marx is inviting you to her virtual library, where you can find essays, videos and recordings about the yearly cycle events, the Torah portions, liturgy, and more. Most of the material is in Hebrew but some is in English: dalia-marx.com

To listen to YouTube recordings of the pieces Shani Ben-Or shared during the presentation, please visit the links below:


Please email nigunimensemble@gmail.com to purchase sheet music of the music.

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